Students entering grades one, five, and/or entering the school system for the first time must present at registration time, or not later than fifteen (15) days after the date of entry, (1) a physical examination and (2) a certificate of immunization from the county health department or a local physician.
Students entering kindergarten, second, sixth grades, and all new students must provide evidence of having had a dental examination within the past 12 months. Forms are available from the school or the school website.
Students entering first, second, third grades, and all new students must provide evidence of having had a vision examination within the past 12 months. Forms are available from the school or the school website.
Students entering first, second, third, and eighth grades, and all new students must provide evidence of having had a hearing examination within the past 12 months. Forms are available from the school or the school website.
Every child, prior to enrolling shall present proof of immunity against Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Poliomyelitis, Measles, Rubella, Mumps, HIB, Hepatitis B, and Varicella in accordance with current state immunization requirements.
- Questionable reading material, playing cards, and any other items not in harmony with Seventh-day Adventist Christian standards will be taken from students.
- Fighting, running in the halls, shouting, and throwing objects are considered improper conduct at all times.
- Chewing gum is not allowed at school except on special occasions such as planned parties.
- Students are held accountable for any additional classroom rules as outlined by the teacher.
Violation of these regulations will result in disciplinary measures. A positive attitude and the cooperation of a student will help to determine the decisions of the teacher and principal. Discipline ranges from verbal warnings to suspension or expulsion from school. Most offenses may be dealt with by the teacher. Offenses of a more serious nature will be handled by the principal or the School Board.
Based on the recommendations of the Illinois Conference of Seventh- Day Adventists, the MACS discipline measures may be taken when corrective discipline is needed (in no particular order) as follows:
- Conference between student and teacher
- Conference of teacher, student and parent(s)
- Conference of teacher, student, parent(s), and principal
- Conference of teacher, student, parent(s) and advisory committee
- Conference of teacher, student, parent(s), principal and school board
In extreme cases a student may need to be immediately removed from campus. In these cases the Illinois Conference’s policy requires the parent’s to be notified first and given a reasonable time to pick up their child. If the parent fails to respond within the time allotted and the child becomes or is a threat to himself or others then the local authorities are to be called to resolve the issue.
The principal has the authority to enact an immediate suspension in any situation where, in his or her judgment, suspension is warranted.
The student benefits most when parents and teachers work together to uphold the standards of dress, speech, and behavior voted by the School Board. In addition to a positive attitude toward the school’s rules, parents can support the staff by checking:
- What the child is wearing to school,
- That he has a nourishing lunch and/or snack,
- That he is not bringing items that are not allowed in school. (The principal and the teachers will not grant permission to bring in the banned items for any reason such as Show and Tell.)
The staff and the School Board of MACS wishes to create an environment where all students are happy, safe, successful, self-controlled, and responsible. All school rules and regulations are intended to realize this. If an item is taken away, it may be reclaimed only by the parent, who will be advised that it will not be returned a second time if the student brings it in again.
Your supportive attitude will help the teachers implement the standards listed below that the board and the parents have agreed are important in defining our school’s unique mission.
Consent to Treatment Form
- Respect is to be shown at all times to God, teachers, and fellow students.
- The laws of the state and local government are to be respected.
- Dishonesty, theft, and cheating on examinations or on any schoolwork are not acceptable behavior.
- Foul or vulgar language is not tolerated.
- Possession of weapons, dangerous objects, or explosive devices is not permitted and will result in immediate suspension and possible expulsion. Imitation or toy weapons are not permitted.
- The use, possession, or distribution of tobacco, alcoholic beverages, non-prescribed drugs, narcotics, and controlled dangerous substances are prohibited and are causes for immediate suspension and possible expulsion.
- Hand-held electronic games, radios, iPods, mp3/CD players, cell phones, and iPhones are not permitted at school. These items will be taken from students and returned to their parents only on the first offense.
In case of an accident or emergency, parents can greatly facilitate the emergency treatment of their children by placing on file at the school a signed “Consent to Treatment” form available at the time of registration.
All medications, prescription and non-prescription, must be kept locked. Parents of students taking medication of any kind must inform the teacher, in person and in writing. The note should include:
Illness During School Hours - Health Information
- Name of Student
- Date of Note
- Name of Medication
- Time the Medication Should Be Given
- Duration of Medication (e.g., 3 days, 1 week, etc.)
- Parent’s Signature
If a child is too ill to remain in the classroom, parents will be notified to take the child home immediately. The school does not have facilities to keep an ill child. For this reason, it is important that the school have the
correct home, office, and cell telephone numbers of parents/guardian.
Aspirin and other drugs are not to be given to any school-age children by a school employee. This is a State Law.
If you send medicine to school
with your child, it is to be brought to the teacher along with a note stating the name of the medicine, the necessity, dosage, and the time it is to be taken. It is the parent’s responsibility to instruct your child how to take the medicine and the time it is to be taken. Medicine that comes to school without this note will be confiscated.
Students with infectious colds, and / or those with fevers (100.5 and above) and chills should be kept home to prevent further spread of infection.
In the event that major first aid is required, the school will try to contact family or registered contacts in this order: If none of these can be reached, the school administration will seek the emergency care needed; parents are liable for any expense incurred.